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  1. any cyclic hemiacetal form of a monosaccharide having a six-membered ring (based on tetrahydropyran)

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Pyranose is a collective term for carbohydrates which have a chemical structure that includes a six-membered ring consisting of five carbons and one oxygen. The pyranose ring is formed by the reaction of the C-5 alcohol group of a sugar with its C-1 aldehyde forming an intramolecular hemiacetal. The name derives from its similarity to the oxygen heterocycle pyran.

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pyranose in French: Pyranose
pyranose in Japanese: ピラノース
pyranose in Serbian: Пираноза
pyranose in Serbo-Croatian: Piranoza
pyranose in Chinese: 吡喃糖
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